Supporting the talented entrepreneurs of tomorrow in Western Switzerland

The Foundation for Technological Innovation provides financial supports to innovative and technological projects at different development stages.

FIT supports projects in energy & environment, information & digital technologies, life sciences & health, precision industries, and nutrition & agri-food.

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Founded in 1994, FIT supports the creation and development of new businesses in the canton of Vaud and in Western Switzerland.

The two types of financial support, FIT TECH and FIT DIGITAL, are respectively open to innovative technological start-ups and digital start-ups with an innovative business model and strong growth potential. In 2021, FIT supported 45 projects for a total amount of 6.97 million Swiss francs.

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A FIT Tech Growth loan for Volumina Medical and a FIT Tech Seed loan for MinWave Technologies

Volumina Medical is developing regenerative and degradable implants for minimally invasive reconstructive breast surgery. The CHF 500’000 loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will enable Volumina to conduct a clinical study in Europe. MinWave Technologies designs customised miniaturised microwave devices that are ten times smaller than conventional components. The CHF 100’000 loan from the FIT will support its commercial development.


RogerHR and Oniri receive FIT Digital Seed loans, Genius Loci receives a FIT Digital Grant

RogerHR provides a people management platform to improve work relationships and retain employees, Oniri creates an app with unique dream analysis process and Genius Loci develops a physical stainless-steel medal to highlight places of interest. RogerHR and Oniri receive FIT Digital Seed loans of CHF 50’000, Genius Loci receives a FIT Digital Grant of CHF 20’000 from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) to encourage their development.

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In a context where sustainable development and related issues have become paramount, the Foundation for Technological Innovation is committed to supporting innovative ideas that contribute to a better future for future generations.

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